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Maintain your home

Buy with Confidence

If you've the funds to make improvements to your property, we can help you find a local approved trader through our Buy with Confidence scheme. Every business listed has undergone a series of checks before being approved as a member of the scheme. Visit the Buy with Confidence website to search for an approved trader.

When carrying out home maintenance you need to make sure you wear appropriate clothing, use suitable protective equipment or use a qualified tradesman.

Maintaining your home will:

  • Maintain or increase the value of your home
  • Prevent damage and expensive repair bills
  • Save energy and reduce your running costs
  • Increase your security, safety and comfort

Maintenance tips:

  • Keep gutters and down pipes free from leaves and debris
  • Replace any loose or missing roof slates/tiles
  • Keep roof flashings in good condition
  • Keep air bricks and sub floor ventilation clear
  • Regularly service gas appliances by a qualified gas engineer
  • Check electrical wiring every five years by a qualified electrician
  • Ensure doors and windows are secure
  • Ensure the outside ground level isn't higher than the damp proof course
  • Ensure loft insulation is adequate and roof space is ventilated
  • Never pour fat or oil down drains or flush used nappies down the toilet